We ‘ll turn new corps members into employers of labour — NYSC DG As prospective corps members resume camping next week, the Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brid-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has promised to adopt schemes that would make the new corps members employers of labour at the end of their one year compulsory service. Speaking while declaring open a training workshop organised...... read more
June 12: President Muhammadu Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech (Full Text) President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered his inaugural speech on June 12 as Democracy with a promise to take 100m Nigerians out of poverty.  Here in full is the text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Democracy Day speech. Protocols 1. All Praise is due to GOD Almighty Who spared our lives to be...... read more
June 12: Declaring date Democracy Day not enough – Atiku tells Buhari Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP has described the celebration of June 12 as the “soul of Democratic struggle” The former Vice President in a statement he personally signed and made available on Wednesday said June 12 is not merely to be declared a Democracy Day, but...... read more
Lawan, Omo-Agege to lead the 9th Senate Yobe North lawmaker, Senator Ahmed Lawan, has emerged the President of the ninth Senate with 79 votes defeating Ali Ndume of Borno-South senatorial district who polled less than 28 votes. On the otherhand, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central Senatorial District, thrased Ike Ekweremadu to become the Deputy Senate President of...... read more
JUST IN: Garba replaces Bulkachuwa on presidential election petition tribunal The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal is now headed by Justice M. L Garba, who is the Presiding Justice of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal. Garba, who appeared on the five-man panel for the first time on Monday, replaces the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa....... read more
Buhari writes Acting CJN on Appointment of 5 Justices of the S'Court   President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad, on the appointment of additional five Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The President wrote: ‘‘Pursuant to the provisions of Section 230(2) A&B of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as...... read more
Eid-el -Fitr celebration: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holiday The Federal Government has declared Tuesday and Wednesday June 4 and 5, 2019 as public holidays to enable Muslims faithful mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government congratulated Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the...... read more
Nigerian Police not aware of Gun licence revocation The Nigeria Police Force has said it is not aware of the Executive Order reportedly issued by President Muhammadu Buhari to revoke licences for firearms or short guns nationwide. The Executive Order, according to reports, is to take effect from June 1 (today). The President was said to have signed the...... read more
Bishop urge Buhari, govs to fulfil campaign promises President Muhammadu Buhari and governors sworn into offices Wednesday have been urged to abide by their campaign promises to the electorate.Bishop of the Diocese of Warri Anglican communion, Rt Rev Christian Ide made the appeal in his Bishop’s Charge at the first session of the 13th synod of the Diocese with...... read more
Buhari takes oath of office without usual acceptance speech President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, in Abuja, took the oath of office for a second term of four years. Eagles Square, venue of the inauguration, was full to capacity despite the Federal Government’s position that it would be low key. Buhari, 76, was sworn in for a second...... read more
Buhari leaves for OIC summit in Saudi Arabia President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to depart Abuja Thursday  to attend the Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.The 14th session of the Summit Conference of the OIC, scheduled to hold on Friday, May 31, will be hosted by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and...... read more
Blame Police and Community leaders for insecurity - Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has said the police and community leaders are to blame for insecurity in the country. He spoke during a media chat on NTA on Monday. The President had been asked by the interviewer what he thought about the problem of kidnapping for ransom which was prevalent in the...... read more
Amaechi was misquoted, FG has approved N47bn for Nigeria Air —Sirika The Federal Government has approved N47.43bn for the Nigeria Air project in the 2019 budget, the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said. Sirika disclosed this while explaining that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, was misquoted in reports which stated that he (Amaechi) said the Federal Executive Council...... read more
Courts dealing with 809 cases over improper primaries - INEC Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has again lamented the growing impunity and lack of internal democracy within political parties, saying the judiciary was confronted with about 809 pre-election cases stemming from disagreements regarding the conduct of party primaries.INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this in Abuja, yesterday, while presenting certificates of...... read more
Don’t spend your life sleeping outside power, Osinbajo advises outgoing govs VICE President Yemi Osinbajo has advised outgoing governors to make good use of the experiences and opportunity they had while in office, and not see their exit from power as an opportunity to run personal businesses or sleep for long hours, in the interest of common people.Osinbajo, who gave the advice...... read more
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